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ELIX Polymers to shut ABS plant for maintenance in late August

August 10/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- ELIX Polymer is in plans to take off-stream its acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plant for maintenance, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Europe informed that the company has schedule to start turnaround at the plant by end-August, 2020. The plant is likely to remain off-line for around 15 days.

Located in Tarragona, Spain, the plant has a production capacity of 180,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported previously, leading ABS producer ELIX Polymers is collaborating with a large group of companies within ClusterMAV, the Advanced Materials Cluster of Catalonia, Spain, in the fight against COVID-19. The partners are working in collaboration with the National Federation of Innovative Business Groups and Clusters (FENAEIC), which focuses on promoting collaboration between federations, clusters and their partners, within the European Cluster collaboration platform.

ELIX Polymers is donating a medical-grade material, ELIX ABS 3D-FC, in response to high demand from hospitals for medical masks, valves for ventilators and other medical devices. This product, developed for transformation into filaments for FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) 3D printing, is now being used by Ford Motor Company (which has switched some of its production in automobiles to medical equipment), research organization AIMPLAS, and two Spanish plastics processors, PESL and SIIM.

We remind that in June 2018, ELIX Polymers, a thermoplastics manufacturer located in Tarragona's Poligono Sur industrial complex, announced a new investment amounting to EUR4 million, whose objective is to optimize its ABS powder production facilities. The company began executing this new project in 2018, which it continued to develop and consolidate throughout the year of 2019.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, the estimated consumption decreased in January-June 2020 by 18% year on year in the Russian ABS sector, totalling 19,360 tonnes. 2,680 tonnes of ABS plastics were processed in Russia in June 2020.

ELIX Polymers is one of the most important manufacturers of ABS resins and derivatives in Europe, with 40 years of experience in engineering plastics and an installed capacity of 180,000/year from their plant in Tarragona (Spain) to the world. The operation starts in 1975, when the Tarragona ABS and SAN production plant was inaugurated.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, ABS, ELIX Polymers, Russia.
Category:General News
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